Written by : Karan Yadav
Melbourne is ready to witness the final battle between world no. 1 Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniaki on 27th January 2018.
World no. 1 Simona Halep defeated Angelique Kerber, 2016’s Australian Open winner, on 25th January 2018, after a thrilling 6-3, 4-6, 9-7, battle. Both had a neck to neck fight and kept the audience on the edge of their seats. The Romanian finally prevailed in 2hr 20min with her fourth match point to ensure a new name will grace the trophy on Saturday.
“Definitely was very tough. I’m shaking now. I’m really emotional right now because I won this match,” said Halep, who saved two match points. “I knew it was going to be tough. She is hitting from everywhere, I’m glad I could resist. Thank you everyone for supporting me, you helped me.”
Halep scampered to the first set in 25 minutes and, after dropping the second set against the run of play, squandered two match points in the third before saving two from Kerber as she served for the match at 6-5. The win sets up an intriguing final where a first Grand Slam title and the world number one ranking will be on the line for both Halep and Wozniacki, with the winner claiming both.
“I respect her a lot, and I know it’s going to be similar. I will have to run, so a very good rest after this match,” Halep.
About the author – Karan Yadav is a trainee journalist in India Today Media Institute
Published by – Karan Yadav
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